How does an audience now watch Frida, the Weinstein-produced biopic about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, when viewers are aware the producer coerced its star, Selma Hayek , into performing a nude lesbian love scene — saying he would pull the movie if she refused? When you know that love scene was intended purely to sate the perversions of one crude bully, it loses all its luminosity. Who wants to be complicit in an act of abuse? And for the first and last time in my career, I had a nervous breakdown: When we watch Belle de Jour , as opposed to Naughty Little Nymphos 2, we feel we have critic-sanctioned permission to view explicit fantasies.
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There are shades of "Surviving Picasso" about it. Yet, this movie transcends the Picasso film on a number of levels. Where "Surviving Picasso" is all about Anthony Hopkins masterful performance, "Frida" has a chemistry between its leading actors that you just don't see enough of in modern cinema. Yes, Salma Hayek inhabits the character of Frida and makes it entirely her own. But Alfred Molina's portrayal of her overweight, philandering husband really brings this movie to life. History is important to this movie also.
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